Union leaders have said junior doctors will not be held responsible for any deaths as as a result of today's all-out strike.
A letter on the British Medical Association website says it is down to employers to ensure patient safety and not individual medics.
Thousands of junior doctors have staged a two-day walkout starting from 8am and 5pm on Tuesday and Wednesday.
As junior doctors walked out for a second day, how did hospitals cope? And will the strike action make any difference?
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was roundly cheered after joining thousands of junior doctors marching through Whitehall.
A baker has been handing out pasties to junior doctors at Truro Hospital in Cornwall, saying both his children owe their lives to the NHS.